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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811195/epileptic-interictal-discharges-are-more-frequent-during-nrem-slow-wave-downstates
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Péter Przemyslaw Ujma, Péter Halász, Anna Kelemen, Dániel Fabó, Loránd Erőss
Epileptiform activity in various but not all epilepsy and recording types and cerebral areas is more frequent in NREM sleep, and especially during sleep periods with high-amplitude EEG slow waves. Slow waves synchronize high-frequency oscillations: physiological activity from the theta through the gamma band usually appears during scalp-positive upstates while epileptiform activity occurs at transitory phases and the scalp-negative downstate. It has been proposed that interictal discharges (IIDs) are facilitated by the high degree of neuronal firing synchrony during slow wave transitory and downstates...
August 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808783/post-stroke-seizures-are-clinically-underestimated
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Carla Bentes, Hugo Martins, Ana Rita Peralta, Carlos Casimiro, Carlos Morgado, Ana Catarina Franco, Ana Catarina Fonseca, Ruth Geraldes, Patrícia Canhão, Teresa Pinho E Melo, Teresa Paiva, José M Ferro
Cerebrovascular disease is the leading cause of epilepsy in adults, although post-stroke seizures reported frequency is variable and few studies used EEG in their identification. To describe and compare EEG and clinical epileptic manifestations frequency in patients with an anterior circulation ischaemic stroke. Prospective study of acute anterior circulation ischaemic stroke patients, consecutively admitted to a Stroke Unit over 24 months and followed-up for 1 year. All patients underwent standardized clinical and diagnostic assessment...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808618/neuroimaging-studies-in-patients-with-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures-a-systematic-meta-review
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REVIEW
Marco Mcsweeney, Markus Reuber, Liat Levita
Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) are 'medically unexplained' seizure-like episodes which superficially resemble epileptic seizures but which are not caused by epileptiform discharges in the brain. While many experts see PNES disorder as a multifactorial biopsychosocial condition, little is known about the neurobiological processes which may predispose, precipitate and/or perpetuate PNES symptomology. This systematic meta-review advances our knowledge and understanding of the neurobiological correlates of PNES by providing an up-to-date assessment of neuroimaging studies performed on individuals with PNES...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804692/one-case-with-dexmedetomidine-induced-stuporous-state-in-epileptic-patient-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
#4
Dong-Ji Han, Zhi-Gang He, Zhi-Qiang Zhou, Li Feng, Cheng Liu, Yan Xiang, Hong-Bing Xiang
A 56-year-old epileptic patient underwent right hemicolectomy and cholecystectomy surgery under general endotracheal anesthesia. Anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane, and sufentanil, rocuronium, and dexmedetomidine infusions. After the operation and confirmation of neuromuscular recovery, the patient woke from anesthesia within 15 min and successfully extubated. After the vital signs of patient were stable, the patient was transported to post anesthesia care unit (PACU). 6 h after the surgery, he fell into a stuporous state for lasting 14 h and EEG showed no epileptiform discharges...
2017: American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797915/detecting-interictal-discharges-in-first-seizure-patients-ambulatory-eeg-or-eeg-after-sleep-deprivation
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I Geut, S Weenink, I L H Knottnerus, M J A M van Putten
PURPOSE: Uncertainty about recurrence after a first unprovoked seizure is a significant psychological burden for patients, and motivates the need for diagnostic tools with high sensitivity and specificity to assess recurrence risk. As the sensitivity of a routine EEG after a first unprovoked seizure is limited, patients often require further diagnostics. Here, we study if ambulatory EEG (aEEG) has similar diagnostic accuracy as sleep deprived EEG (sdEEG). METHODS: In this retrospective cohort, we included patients with an unprovoked first seizure and a normal routine EEG who subsequently underwent an sdEEG or aEEG...
August 2, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778058/response-to-adrenocorticotropic-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-like-symptoms-in-electrical-status-epilepticus-in-sleep-syndrome-is-related-to-electroencephalographic-improvement-a-retrospective-study
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Attila Altunel, Emine Özlem Altunel, Ali Sever
INTRODUCTION: Encephalopathy with electrical status epilepticus in sleep (ESES) syndrome is a rare epilepsy syndrome of childhood that is characterized by sleep-induced epileptiform discharges and problems with cognition or behavior. The neuropsychiatric symptoms in ESES syndrome, among which the ADHD-like symptoms are prominent, bear a close resemblance to symptoms in various developmental disorders. Positive response to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is associated with the normalization of the EEG and improvement of neuropsychiatric function...
August 1, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775328/inhibition-of-glutamate-decarboxylase-gad-by-ethyl-ketopentenoate-ekp-induces-treatment-resistant-epileptic-seizures-in-zebrafish
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Yifan Zhang, Michiel Vanmeert, Aleksandra Siekierska, Annelii Ny, Jubi John, Geert Callewaert, Eveline Lescrinier, Wim Dehaen, Peter A M de Witte, Rafal M Kaminski
Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures due to abnormal, excessive and synchronous neuronal activities in the brain. It affects approximately 65 million people worldwide, one third of which are still estimated to suffer from refractory seizures. Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) that converts glutamate into GABA is a key enzyme in the dynamic regulation of neural network excitability. Importantly, clinical evidence shows that lowered GAD activity is associated with several forms of epilepsy which are often treatment resistant...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774230/dynamics-of-epileptiform-discharges-induced-by-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-genetic-generalized-epilepsy
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Dimitris Kugiumtzis, Christos Koutlis, Alkiviadis Tsimpiris, Vasilios K Kimiskidis
OBJECTIVE: In patients with Genetic Generalized Epilepsy (GGE), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can induce epileptiform discharges (EDs) of varying duration. We hypothesized that (a) the ED duration is determined by the dynamic states of critical network nodes (brain areas) at the early post-TMS period, and (b) brain connectivity changes before, during and after the ED, as well as within the ED. METHODS: EEG recordings from two GGE patients were analyzed...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771044/retrospective-analysis-of-nonepileptic-patients-with-isolated-epileptiform-discharges-treated-with-anticonvulsants
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Ronald J Swatzyna, Jay D Tarnow, Meyer L Proler, Alexandra J Roark, Erin K MacInerney, Gerald P Kozlowski
Many antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have been tested on nonepileptic patients with a variety of diagnoses. The Food and Drug Administration has only approved certain AEDs for a small number of psychiatric conditions. There are few studies of nonepileptic patients that recommend an empirical trial of AEDs when isolated epileptiform discharges (IEDs) are identified in the electroencephalogram (EEG). However, no trials have been published. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcome of treating nonepileptic patients with AEDs when IEDs are present...
September 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767035/neuropsychological-outcome-in-perinatal-stroke-associated-with-epileptiform-discharges-in-sleep
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Aleksandra Mineyko, Wei Qi, Helen L Carlson, Luis Bello-Espinosa, Brian L Brooks, Adam Kirton
BACKGROUND: Patients with arterial perinatal stroke often suffer long-term motor sequelae, difficulties in language, social development, and behaviour as well as epilepsy. Despite homogeneous lesions, long-term behavioural and cognitive outcomes are variable and unpredictable. Sleep-related epileptic encephalopathies can occur after early brain injury and are associated with global developmental delays. We hypothesized that sleep-potentiated epileptiform abnormalities are associated with worse developmental outcomes after perinatal stroke...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766469/the-forsaking-of-the-clinical-eeg-by-psychiatry-how-justified
#11
Nash N Boutros
Despite decades of publications attesting to the role of the clinical EEG in diagnosing and managing psychiatric disorders, the procedure remains highly underutilized in the practice of psychiatry. The visually inspected EEG (vEEG) can detect various forms of abnormalities, each with its own clinical significance. Abnormalities can be paroxysmal (i.e., suggestive of an epileptic-like process) or stationary. The most important unanswered question remains the value of detecting epileptiform activity in a nonepileptic psychiatric patient in predicting favorable responses to anticonvulsant treatment...
August 2, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765190/reversible-central-neural-hyperexcitability-an-electroencephalographic-clue-to-hypocalcaemia
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Bhagyadhan A Patel, Rahul T Chakor, Kaumil V Kothari, Swaleha Nadaf
A 23-year-old male patient presented with cognitive decline and seizures. Examination revealed Chvostek's and Trousseau's signs. Investigations revealed hypocalcaemia, hyperphosphatemia and normal intact parathyroid hormone levels. Imaging showed calcifications in bilateral basal ganglia, thalamus and dentate nuclei. Interictal electroencephalogram showed theta range slowing of background activity and bilateral temporo-occipital, irregular, sharp and slow wave discharges, which accentuated during hyperventilation, photic stimulation and eye closure...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762701/epilepsy-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Gerald Liu, Nicole Slater, Allen Perkins
The occurrence of a single seizure does not always require initiation of antiepileptic drugs. Risk of recurrent seizures should guide their use. In adults, key risk factors for recurrence are two unprovoked seizures occurring more than 24 hours apart, epileptiform abnormalities on electroencephalography, abnormal brain imaging, nocturnal seizures, or an epileptic syndrome associated with seizures. In children, key risk factors are abnormal electroencephalography results, an epileptic syndrome associated with seizures, severe head trauma, and cerebral palsy...
July 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760863/acute-increases-in-protein-o-glcnacylation-dampen-epileptiform-activity-in-hippocampus
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L T Stewart, A U Khan, K Wang, D Pizarro, S Pati, S C Buckingham, M L Olsen, J C Chatham, L L McMahon
O-GlcNAcylation is a ubiquitous and dynamic posttranslational modification involving the O-linkage of β-N-acetylglucosamine to serine/threonine residues of membrane, cytosolic, and nuclear proteins. This modification is similar to phosphorylation, and regarded as a key regulator of cell survival and homeostasis. Previous studies have shown that phosphorylation of serine residues on synaptic proteins is a major regulator of synaptic strength and long-term plasticity, suggesting O-GlcNAcylation of synaptic proteins is likely as important as phosphorylation; however, few studies have investigated its role in synaptic efficacy...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758239/diagnostic-utility-of-wireless-video-electroencephalography-in-unsedated-dogs
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F M K James, M A Cortez, G Monteith, T S Jokinen, S Sanders, F Wielaender, A Fischer, H Lohi
BACKGROUND: Poor agreement between observers on whether an unusual event is a seizure drives the need for a specific diagnostic tool provided by video-electroencephalography (video-EEG) in human pediatric epileptology. OBJECTIVE: That successful classification of events would be positively associated with increasing EEG recording length and higher event frequency reported before video-EEG evaluation; that a novel wireless video-EEG technique would clarify whether unusual behavioral events were seizures in unsedated dogs...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749594/seizure-activity-per-se-does-not-induce-tissue-damage-markers-in-human-neocortical-focal-epilepsy
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Laura Rossini, Rita Garbelli, Vadym Gnatkovsky, Giuseppe Didato, Flavio Villani, Roberto Spreafico, Francesco Deleo, Giorgio Lo Russo, Giovanni Tringali, Francesca Gozzo, Laura Tassi, Marco de Curtis
Objective The contribute of recurring seizures to the progression of epileptogenesis is debated. Seizure-induced brain damage is not conclusively demonstrated both in humans and in animal models of epilepsy. We evaluated the expression of brain injury biomarkers on post-surgical brain tissue obtained from 20 patients with frequent seizures and a long history of drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Methods The expression patterns of specific glial, neuronal and inflammatory molecules was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in the core of type II focal cortical dysplasias (FCD-II), at the FCD boundary (perilesion) and in the adjacent normal-appearing area included in the epileptogenic region...
July 27, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747448/movement-disorder-in-gnao1-encephalopathy-associated-with-gain-of-function-mutations
#17
Huijie Feng, Benita Sjögren, Behirda Karaj, Vincent Shaw, Aysegul Gezer, Richard R Neubig
OBJECTIVE: To define molecular mechanisms underlying the clinical spectrum of epilepsy and movement disorder in individuals with de novo mutations in the GNAO1 gene. METHODS: We identified all GNAO1 mutations reported in individuals with epilepsy (early infantile epileptiform encephalopathy 17) or movement disorders through April 2016; 15 de novo mutant alleles from 25 individuals were introduced into the Gαo subunit by site-directed mutagenesis in a mammalian expression plasmid...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745663/-differential-diagnosis-of-paroxysms-of-tonic-muscle-tension-in-children-of-early-age-with-delay-of-psychomotor-development-and-abnormal-neurologic-status
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M B Mironov, M Yu Bobylova, I V Nekrasova, T M Krasilschikova, M M Gunchenko, M N Sarzhina, A S Petrukhin, S G Burd, T T Batisheva
AIM: To study neurologic status, results of video-EEG monitoring and magnetic resonance imaging in children under 3 years old with paroxysms of tonic muscle tension. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and forty-six infants and young children with motor disturbances and different variants of clinically similar epileptic seizures, hyperkinesis and stereotypes were examined. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Cerebral palsy (91%), genetic and chromosomal abnormalities (6%), brain malformations (2%) were identified...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744210/transition-dynamics-of-a-dentate-gyrus-ca3-neuronal-network-during-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#19
Liyuan Zhang, Denggui Fan, Qingyun Wang
In temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), the variation of chemical receptor expression underlies the basis of neural network activity shifts, resulting in neuronal hyperexcitability and epileptiform discharges. However, dynamical mechanisms involved in the transitions of TLE are not fully understood, because of the neuronal diversity and the indeterminacy of network connection. Hence, based on Hodgkin-Huxley (HH) type neurons and Pinsky-Rinzel (PR) type neurons coupling with glutamatergic and GABAergic synaptic connections respectively, we propose a computational framework which contains dentate gyrus (DG) region and CA3 region...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738742/effects-of-erk1-2-kinases-inactivation-on-the-nigrostriatal-system-of-krushinsky-molodkina-rats-genetically-prone-to-audiogenic-seizures
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Nadezhda A Dorofeeva, Yuliya S Grigorieva, Liubov S Nikitina, Elena A Lavrova, Elizaveta V Nasluzova, Margarita V Glazova, Elena V Chernigovskaya
Recently, we demonstrated that inhibition of ERK1/2 activity by SL-327 treatment blocks seizure behavior in Krushinsky-Molodkina (KM) rats, which was mediated by altering of GABA and glutamate release mechanism in the hippocampus. Basal ganglia representing various subcortical cell groups play a significant role in the regulation of motor activity, including epileptiform seizures. OBJECTIVES:  To verify if nigrostriatal system could be also affected by SL-327 treatment we analyzed the expression of tyrosine hydroxylase, D1 and D2 dopamine receptors, NR2B subunit of NMDA receptor as well as vesicular glutamate transporter VGLUT2 and glutamic acid decarboxylases GAD65/67 in the striatum and substantia nigra of KM rats...
July 24, 2017: Neurological Research
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